The 7th annual Celebrity Softball Game event took place on June 28th 2012 at the Municipal Stadium.
Thanks to ''Les Capitales'', our partners, the fans and the enthusiastic players, we were able to reach our goal and raise awareness for ALS across the province while demonstrating the powerful team behind us
The funds that were raised will help the Society to continue fulfilling its mission in providing services and support for those affected by the disease as well as contributing to much needed research in finding a cause and eventually a cure
THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF OUR TEAM!
And hope to see you next year!
Dan Pou (Dany Poulin)
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!
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Lou Gehrig passed away on June 2nd, 1941 at the young age of 38. While at the peak of his career he already held countless records including the number of consecutive games played (2130), the one who wore number 4, the one everyone referred to as "Iron Horse" suddenly started having trouble running to first base, and even had difficulty holding his bat. After a series of tests, he was diagnosed with a strange disease called ALS. Despite his iron will, Lou knew that he would eventually lose all strength in his muscles. It was on July 4th, 1939, in front of over 62,000 fans who came to pay tribute to him that he bid his final farewell:
"Fans, for the last two weeks, you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth".
Every record set by Gehrig might eventually be equaled or even broken, but Lou Gehrig will always remain a source of inspiration, namely to some 600 Quebecers living with ALS and whose families also rely on the ALS Society for information, equipment and support, not to mention the fact that the Society also supports research to help find a cure.